Virus Portrait N.1
Graphite on layered drafting film, artist frame
11W x 14H in (28W x 35.56H cm)
2004/2011




Virus Portrait N.2
Graphite on layered drafting film, artist frame
11W x 14H in (28W x 35.56H cm)
2004/2011




Virus Portrait N.3
Graphite on layered drafting film, artist frame
11W x 14H in (28W x 35.56H cm)
2004/2011




Virus Portrait N.4
Graphite on layered drafting film, artist frame
11W x 14H in (28W x 35.56H cm)
2004/2011



Virus Portraits

This series explores the anatomical relationship between viruses and humans. By attaching themselves to human cells, viruses become parasites, dependent upon humans to exist. These portraits of imagined viruses use the trope of the traditional sculpted bust, with the illusionistic three-dimensional rendering of a drawn portrait. While drawn by hand, the portraits reference both the tradition of crosshatched drawings and computer mapping capabilities. The Graphite's impermanence suggests the potential for change inherent in the virus itself and by those infected by it.









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